Twice a year, Pastor Schmiege leads an enthusiastic group to the Synod’s retreat center, Koinonia, in the Catskill mountains in Upstate New York. The summer retreat is usually scheduled toward the end of July to the beginning of August.
Besides the time spent in Bible Study and worship, Koinonia offers several summer and winter activities. The outdoor highlight of the Summer Retreat is an afternoon spent rafting on the Delaware River. The Winter Retreat is usually scheduled in February, and includes such activities as inner-tubing, cross-country skiing, and ice skating.
Both retreats are excellent opportunities to worship and reflect outside the confines of the city, and are made available to anyone wishing to attend, regardless of their financial situation.